March Card Sketch: Crayon Distress Technique

by | March 15th, 2015 | Comments Off on March Card Sketch: Crayon Distress Technique


Looking for new ideas for your card making? Would you like to learn new techniques and ways to use Clearsnap Inks and more?

If so, then please join me, Tami Sanders, for a new card sketch and sample card made using the sketch each month. New sketches are usually posted on the 13th. The sketch was delayed a few days this month due to “March Craftiness”.

Here is March’s sketch…

card sketch #21 jpgAnd here is the sample card I made using the sketch…

card sketch - embossing technique - tami sanders  - WM USE

The card base is a ColorBox© Creative Card in the Humor design. The lower portion was inked using Coral ColorBox© Archival Dye Ink applied using the ColorBox© Stylus & Tips

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The embossed piece was made with glossy white cardstock and Spellbinders Floral and Stone Impressabilities Embellishment Template. The embossed piece was then diecut using the Labels Twenty-Three Nestabilities Die also by Spellbinders. One long side was trimmed so that it would fit flush with the top of the card.

Next, the embossed paper was inked up using Coral and Squash ColorBox© Archival Dye Ink applied using the ColorBox© Stylus & Tips. Then, to bring out the embossed pattern, instead of ink, I decided to try crayon! I used the black color from the Aladine Animal Crayon Set. The crayons come “naked” and are large with an animal shape on the end making them easy for babies – as well as BIGGER crafters – to hold. Rubbing the side of the crayon over the raised area of the embossed design not only brings out the pattern but gives the piece a unique look. The edges of the piece were distressed using Midnight Dye Ink applied using Stylus & Tips…

crayon technique - dry embossing (1024x683)

The flower from Recollections are canvas and come pre-embossed with a resist. I inked them using Coral, Squash and Lemon Drop Dye Inks applied with Stylus & Tips…

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Printed papers and sentiment are by Authentique, button by Bazzill and twine used to tie button is from The Twinery. Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives holds it all together.

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About Tami Sanders

Tami Sanders will be creating our monthly card sketch as well as an inspiration card for us each month! An instructor, designer, blogger, and crafter, Tami’s diverse style and knack for creating beautiful home decor and papercraft projects makes her projects appealing to everyone. Tami has worked with Clearsnap for nearly a decade as a designer for our classes, catalog samples, and designs for product packaging and print advertising. We’re honored to continue working with her through our blog as well as behind-the-scenes with our corporate offices.

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About Tami Sanders

Ink, paper and glue are a few of my favorite things. I enjoy working with a variety of mediums, and don’t really have a set “style”; fresh, graphic or vintage, I like them all.  Likewise, I also find creating a variety of projects challenging. I design scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media projects, altered books, jewelry and more. I have taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes locally as well as at regional and national conventions. Sharing the joy of inking and paper crafting feeds my creative soul. You can usually find me scouring estate sales and flea markets on the weekends hunting for unique tidbits and trinkets to use in my classes and for my projects. I'm excited to be rejoining the Clearsnap Design Team. I am fortunate to have worked with Clearsnap for over 10 years.

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